Outcome of honey dressing on pain relief and re-epithelization of donor site wound of split thickness skin graft.

  • Abdul Malik Mujahid D.G. Khan Medical College D.G. Khan.
  • Farrukh Aslam Khalid Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.
  • Kashif Khan Niazi Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.
  • Hina Nabi Ahmed Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.
  • Ghulam Yaseen Doctors Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan.
  • Moazzam Nazeer Tarar Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore.
Keywords: Donor Site, Honey Dressing, Pain Relief, Re-epithelization, Split Thickness Skin Graft, Visual Analogue Scale

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of pain relief and re-epithelization of the donor site wound of split thickness skin graft with the use of honey dressing. Study Design: Descriptive Case Series. Setting: Plastic Surgery Department, Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore. Period: From 1st January, 2019 to 30th November, 2019. Material & Methods: A total of 100 patients with healthy granulating wound were included in the study. All patients undergone operations under general anaesthesia by the same surgeon. The dressing was done by a layer of honey on gauze piece, wrapped around the donor wound site of split thickness skin graft. Patients were followed at the 7th post-operative day and outcome measures were noted. Pain was scored by the use of Visual analogue score (VAS) and re-epithelization was complete healing of the wound. Results: A total of 100 patients were enrolled with mean age of 33.11±9.72 years and there were 45% (45) females and 55% (55) male patients. Mean wound size was 7.70±1.83 cm2. At the 7th post-operative day follow up; pain relief was seen in 74% patients and re-epithelization was seen in 78% of patients. Both the outcome measures i.e. pain relief and re-epithelialization was effectively controlled with the use of honey dressing. Conclusion: Honey dressing is useful and effective on split thickness skin graft donor site in terms of pain relief and re-epithelization.

Author Biographies

Abdul Malik Mujahid, D.G. Khan Medical College D.G. Khan.

MBBS, FCPS (Plastic Surgery)

Assistant Professor Plastic Surgery

Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor Plastic Surgery

Kashif Khan Niazi, Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.

MBBS

Medical Officer

Hina Nabi Ahmed, Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre Lahore.

MBBS, MS (Anaesthesia)

Assistant Professor Anaesthesia

Ghulam Yaseen, Doctors Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan.

MBBS, FCPS (General Surgery)

Consultant General Surgeon

Moazzam Nazeer Tarar, Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore.

MBBS, FRCS, FCPS

Professor Plastic Surgery

Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre,

Published
2020-08-10